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Be Cool
War of the Worlds


Miami Vice Season One
Raging Bull Special Edition
Sky Captain & World Tomorrow
Leon: The Professional [Deluxe]
Twilight Zone Season One
Resident Evil Apocalypse
Open Water
Anchorman [Unrated]
Shaun of the Dead
King Arthur
Brute Force
Chronicles of Riddick: Theatrical
Chronciles of Riddick: Unrated
Pitch Black
Assault on Precinct 13
Aliens Vs Predator
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
I, Robot
Troy: Two Disc Set
Rocky Anthology
24: Season Three
The Bourne Supremacy
Daredevil: Director's Cut
Spider-Man 2
Rambo III: Ultimate Edition
Rambo II: Ultimate Edition
First Blood: Ultimate Edition


The Shield
West Wing


The Art of Paul Gulacy
Sly Moves : My Proven Program to Lose Weight, Build Strength, Gain Will Power, and Live your Dream by Sylvester Stallone
Deshi: A Martial Arts Thriller by John Donohue
The Forgotten Man by Robert Crais
Sahara by Clive Cussler
Hostage by Robert Crais
Road to Pergatory by Max Allan Collins
Street Justice by Chuck Zito
Hostage by Robert Crais
Double Play by Robert B. Parker
Bad Business by Robert B. Parker
Melancholy Baby by Robert B. Parker
Nightscape by David Morrell
A Gentleman's Game by Greg Rucka
To Be the Man by Rick Flair
Guns, Drugs and Monsters by Steve Niles
Savage Membrane by Steve Niles
Sensei by John Donohue
Rain Storm by Barry Eisler
Hard Rain by Barry Eisler
Rain Fall by Barry Eisler
Little Scarlet by Walter Mosley
The Art of Tommy Lee Edwards
by Tommy Lee Edwards
The Stand by Stephen King
Salem's Lot by Step
hen King


Robert Crais
Barry Eisler
Christopher Mills
Steve Niles
Andrew Vachss
Dan Simmons
Stephen Hunter
Greg Rucka


Paul Gulacy
Robert Smith, Jr.
Bill "The Raytrix" Marimon
Mike Grell
Neil Vokes
Liam Sharp
Mike Wieringo
Bob Peak
Tommy Lee Edwards
Michael Avon Oeming
Jeff Parker
John Beatty
Eric Powell
Mike Mignola

Comics & Graphic Novels

The Wicked West
100 Bullets: Samauri
100 Bullets: 6 Feet Under the Gun
100 Bullets: Counterfeit Detective
100 Bullets: Foregone Tomorrow
100 Bullets: Hang Up...
100 Bullets: Split Second Chance
100 Bullets: First Shot, Last Call
Batman: Broken City
The Black Forest
30 Days of Night
Powers: Anarchy
Hammer of the Gods
Bastard Samurai
The Interman
Sin City: The Big Fat Kill
Sin City: That Yellow Bastard
Sin City

Posters and Pictures

Clive Owen - I'll Sleep When I'm Dead
Russell Crowe - Gladiator
Bruce Willis - Pulp Fiction
Jessic Alba - Sin City!
The Transporter
The Matrix
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow - [Jude]
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow - [Gwyneth]
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow - [Angelina]
Night of the Living Dead
Night of the Living Dead Collage
Dawn of the Dead
On the Waterfront
The Godfather
Apocalypse Now
A Streetcar Named Desire
Dawn of Dead
28 days later

Spies, Vixens and Masters of Kung Fu!
Wednesday, January 12, 2005 4:30 PM

For years Paul Gulacy was my favorite comic book artist. His work on Master of Kung Fu [I know, dumb title, but what a really great comic!] made his reputation, but that was just his start.

Sabre was Paul's next claim to fame and it raised the bar even higher. [Not only was it the best art Gulacy had created up to that point, but Sabre was also the first graphic novel created for the direct market!]

I used to talk to Paul on a fairly regular basis back in the late 70's and early 80's. I loved those conversations. Paul was not only a quick wit but also had the uncanny ability to impersonate famous voices. He did a killer Brando and Clint Eastwood as well as many, many others.

At that time I was collecting and dealing in original comic art and of course Paul was my favorite artist. In 1980 I commissioned Paul to do a Stallone piece for me [and it was the only piece that I kept when I stopped collecting art back in 1983]. When I finally got to meet Paul [at a comic convention in Atlanta] I found him to be the same charming man in person that he was on the phone.

Paul invited me to sit and talk with him as he sketched for the fans. So there I was, this kid of 19 or 20 sitting at a table that consisted of some of the biggest names in comics... Paul Gulacy, Michaael Kaluta, Mike Grell...

At one point a kid was walking down the line getting autographs. He asked me who I as he handed me his autograph book. I replied, "Oh, I'm nobody." Paul quickly spoke up, saying, "This is Craig Zablo. He's a friend of mine." Wow! Even now, nearly 25 years later, I still smile when I think about that.

Sadly, Paul and I lost touch over the years. I drifted away from collecting art and Paul was doing less and less comic book work. Still, I always kept my eye out for the rare Gulacy cover or story that would pop up from time to time.

The Art of Paul Gulacy is now available for pre-order. It's scheduled for shipping on April 1st [No fooling! The same day that Sin City is going to open at theaters!].

It's funny, but in the last few years, Paul has started doing comic art regularly again, and I've started collecting Stallone-themed sketches. And to think that the Paul Gulacy piece started it all!

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Jack is Back!
Sunday, January 9, 2005 10:48 AM

24 premieres tonight.

If you already watch then you're probably as psyched as me.

If you don't, then tonight would be a great time to give 24 a try.

If you're still undecided, then check out 24's official site. Odds are you won't be after that.

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Sin City Character Posters
Monday, January 3, 2005 6:53 PM

I just don't believe that there's any way I'm not going to completely love Sin City. Think about it...

I've read and dug each and every one of Frank Miller's Sin City yarns.

Robert Rodriguez is one of my favorite directors... and HE loves Sin City.

The cast is unbelieveable.

The trailer rocks.

These new posters sweeten the deal.

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2004: One Last Look
Saturday, January 1, 2005 10:50 AM
I hope that everyone made it to this side
of 2005 with a minimum of damage.

2004 was a good year and I'm hoping for even
better things in 2005. But before we leave '04 completely, I thought I'd give a brief rundown of
some of the highlights entertainment-wise
[at least for me]...

Movies: I loved the Dawn of the Dead
re-make and The Passion of the Christ. [Kinda strange that they were both about people who rose from the dead.]

Collateral was very good and Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow and The Chronicles of Riddick were fun rides.

Several of the best movies that I saw in
2004 were older movies that I discovered
on DVD or cable.

The original Metropolis was stunning even 77 years after it was made.

And you know I love the whole tough guy - noir genre, so seeing movies like On Dangerous Ground, Brute Force and The Big Heat make my day.

TV: The Shield, 24, Survivor and West Wing continue to make my "Must See TV" list. And although Alias still hung in there, ER fell from the ranks. Lost soared to the top of the list and I enjoyed Boston Legal when I caught it.

Novels:The best were Portrait of a Murderer: The Jack the Ripper Case Closed by Patricia Cornwall, Double Play by Robert Parker, Sensei by John Donohue, and Rain Storm by Barry Eischer.

Comics: My favorite comic of the year was Grave Digger: The Scavengers by Christopher Mills and Rick Burchett. The writing and art meshed perfectly to create a comic that's impossible not to enjoy. If we don't get more Grave Digger stories from Mills and Burchett, then there's no justice.

My favorite graphic novel of the year was The Wicked West by Todd Livingston, Robert Tinnell and artist, Neil Vokes. Anyone who is a fan of westerns, horror or simply great graphic novels would love The Wicked West.

My favorite on-going series were The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman and Charles Adlard [which just keeps getting better and better] and 100 Bullets by Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso.

Blogs: Mark Evanier's News from ME is required reading daily. He's funny, informative and blogs don't get any better. Jeff Parker's Mystifying Oracle and Mike Wieringo's blog don't appear daily but when they do, they're worth a read.

Breakfast: Was a three hour marathon session [and NO, we weren't eating the whole time] with my ole pal Jim Ivey last week. Jim will soon be 80 and we hadn't been able to get together in quite a while. Christmas Break seemed like the right time to clear my schedule and make a trip over to see "Jimbo" and I couldn't have asked for a better time. Jim seemed to enjoy it to. ; )

Now... on to 2005!

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Spies, Vixens and
Masters of Kung Fu!

Jack is Back!

Sin City Character Posters

2004: A Last Look

Anyone Going to

Sin City Trailer
[in Quicktime]

Cinderella Man -
Bad Title, Good Movie

Hostage -
Two Great Rides?

The Trombone Dancer

RIP Reggie White


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Happy Holidays

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Flight of the Phoenix
War of the Worlds
Here Come the
Holiday Specials

Mr. and Mrs. Smith:
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"Batman Begins"
Teaser Disappoints

Brute Force
Grave Digger
Deserves a Long Life

The Wicked West is
Like a Reese's Cup

Everyone Loves
a Parade

Only One Man
Can Play "Dubya"

New "Sin City"

Dawn of
the 300

Trick or Treat?
Dr. Jeykll Has
Two Secrets

Chicklis Gets Close
The Beatles,
Led Zepplin and ...

Rain is Great
Christopher Reeve
Dr. Strangelove:
Frightenly Realistic

Cavalcade of Comics
Benefit Report

Rodney Dangerfield
Bill "The Raytrix" Marimon
Hurricane Jeanne
and Rain Storm

New Sin City

Another Hurricane
Cavalcade of Comics